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45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 2: 2000 – 2010

45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 2:  2000 – 2010

Building a Safer Vancouver Together This year we are proud to be celebrating our 45th anniversary. That’s 45 years of serving this great city and supporting the goals of the Vancouver Police Department as they go above and beyond. While we do not fund essential policing […]

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VPD’s ‘We Care’ Blankets – Protecting & Connecting with Vulnerable Citizens

VPD’s ‘We Care’ Blankets – Protecting & Connecting with Vulnerable Citizens

With unprecedented cold temperatures in Vancouver earlier this winter and chilly temperatures in the city again this week, a new program we funded in 2021 came to life at just the right time. Spearheaded by VPD Constable Thomas Nguyen, the We Care blankets program provides VPD […]

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45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 1: VPF in the 1900s

45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 1:    VPF in the 1900s

Building a Safer Vancouver Together This year we are proud to be celebrating our 45th anniversary. That’s 45 years of serving this great city and supporting the goals of the Vancouver Police Department as they go above and beyond. While we do not fund essential policing […]

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VPD’s Accredited Facility Dogs Support Employee Mental Health

VPD’s Accredited Facility Dogs Support Employee Mental Health

  Imagine being a police officer responding to a suicide call. Was the suicide event completed? Or was the individual still contemplating? Your mind is racing as you evaluate all possible outcomes. Now imagine being a police officer and your everyday duty is to investigate child […]

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Strathcona CPC and the Strathcona Backpack Program

Strathcona CPC and the Strathcona Backpack Program

On the last day of school before the holiday break, the Strathcona Community Centre, in partnership with the Strathcona Community Policing Centre (Strathcona CPC), hosted a special event for all families that participate in the Strathcona Backpack program. There were interactive holiday activities such as candle-making […]

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Incredible Support from Marine Hairstyling for Men

Incredible Support from Marine Hairstyling for Men

For 45 years, the Vancouver Police Foundation has funded important community programs, led by VPD officers, that help to make Vancouver safer for all. These programs support at-risk youth, vulnerable seniors, empower women and girls and many more. They wouldn’t be possible without donor support. This […]

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Who should be the next K9 Hero?

Who should be the next K9 Hero?

It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to pick the next Police Dog!! OK, so in this case, it’s actually the Vancouver Police Foundation’s next symbolic adoption of a VPD Police Service Dog (PSD), but your vote will make a difference! The Vancouver Police […]

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The Popatch Garden Team

The Popatch Garden Team

We often share stories about VPD members going above and beyond to support people and build bridges in every nook and cranny of our city. They also do it in every nook and cranny of several of VPD’s facilities, including VPD headquarters on Cambie Street. Nearly […]

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My Story: Cst. Chris Birkett’s Proud Journey In Law Enforcement

My Story: Cst. Chris Birkett’s Proud Journey In Law Enforcement

VPD Constable Chris Birkett was part of a group of 2SLGBTQ+ members that founded Out On Patrol, a non-profit organization created to bring both awareness and support to 2SLGBTQ+ law enforcement members and allies. Despite his leadership in the field today, it took time for Cst. […]

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The Healing Path Initiative Part Two – A Closer Look

The Healing Path Initiative Part Two – A Closer Look

Fostering an ongoing relationship with Indigenous communities across Vancouver and beyond has been a priority for many years for both the Vancouver Police Department and the Vancouver Police Foundation. A process of listening, understanding and healing has been at work for decades with years of important […]

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